Asked on Sep 18, 2019

How do I fertilize my apple trees so they produce lots of apples?



Also, they are leaning and need to be pruned so how do I do this as well?

5 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Sep 18, 2019

    Hi Susan. Here is some information I hope you find helpful for you apple trees. Good luck How to Prune an Overgrown Apple Tree - The Spruce

      Author: Marie Iannotti
      Prepare to Prune. Pruning an apple tree improves the tree's vigor and fruit production. It seems …Why You Need to Prune. Most fruit trees grown in home gardens are spurring types. A spur is a …Remove Any Wood That Is Unproductive and Attracts Problems. Start pruning by removing any …Prune and Remove Suckers From Branches. Plants are pruned to encourage more growth, but not …

    Fertilizing Apple Trees In The Garden: Learn About ...

    2. How to Fertilize Apple Trees. The maximum amount of 10-10-10 used is 2 ½ pounds per year. Alternatively, you may spread a 6-inch band of calcium nitrate with the drip line at a rate of 2/3 pound per 1 inch of trunk diameter along with ½ pound per 1-inch trunk diameter of sulfate of potash-magnesia.
      Author: Amy Grant

  • Michelle James
    on Sep 18, 2019

    We have an apple tree too. We just prune the lower branches or the branches that are in the way or are getting too close to our roof. We don't fertilize it at all. Maybe this is wrong but we get a ton of apples. Good luck!

  • DesertRose
    on Sep 18, 2019

    We have four apple trees and we prune the branches that cross each other and the lower branches off the trunk. We also put 3 iron spikes around each tree out as far as the branches reach. Apple trees need water in areas that do not get a lot of water. We save our roof water, which is allowed in our area. Hope this helps.

  • Jane
    on Sep 24, 2019

    It helps to spray the tree with fungicide BEFORE the buds bloom in the Spring. This will provide you with more apples because there will be a lot less rotten apples come late Summer or early Fall.

  • Melissa
    on Oct 5, 2019

    Spike fertilizers work best but your success with fruit trees depends upon the pollination that has already taken place. Fingers crossed

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